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Chapter 31 VR&E

Vocational Rehabilitation Education Program (Chapter 31)

Vocational Readiness and Employment (VR&E or CH 31)

For service members and veterans with service-connected disabilities. This program helps you explore employment options and address education or training needs.  In some cases, your family members may also qualify for certain benefits. 

You can click HERE for complete details.

Apply for Benefits

Apply for Benefits

Complete your online Veterans Readiness and Employment Program application HERE.

  • You will meet with a VR&E counselor to determine the best program for your needs.  Please provide the Military Specialist team with your VR&E counselor's contact information.
  • You'll be able to work with your Admissions Specialist to gather the required information for approval. 

Service members who have a disability that began or became worse during active duty and who have not yet received a service-connected disability (SCD) rating do not need to wait to apply.  Please look at VA form 28-0588 for more instructions HERE.

For service members: Service members expecting a discharge other than dishonorable who possess a VA memorandum or Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) rating of 20 percent or more-and service members currently going through a Physical Evaluation Board-may be eligible to receive VR&E services. 

Withdrawing From or Failing a Course

If you are considering or planning to withdraw from a course:

Contact a Military Specialist at 1-866-245-9627

  • Withdrawing from the quarter or failing a course can result in an overpayment between the student, the school, and/or the VA. 
  • This overpayment will create a debt that can affect future payments from the VA.  
  • Click HERE for additional information about overpayments and debts